Stocks advanced slightly after weekly jobless claims fell more than as expected.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose about more than 10 points after ending slightly higher in a session dominated by moves in Treasurys and precious metals.
So which individual stocks are worth watching today? Here are six that are on the move:
The drug-store chain was upgraded to a buy from a hold at UBS on an improved outlook for 2011.
The leading global third party logistics company was trading around all time highs Thursday since its IPO in 1997.
The integrated energy company was trading at lows not seen since last summer.
The food products company was trading at all time highs back to its IPO in 1959.
The biotechnology company was leading the NASDAQ, up more than 20 percent.
Bank of America
The financial holding company was leading the DOW, up almost 3 percent.
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